Vladimir Sungorkin is the editor-in-chief of the Russian propaganda tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda, the favorite newspaper of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
He has a page on the KP website.
Vladimir Sungorkin was born on June 16, 1954, in Khabarovsk, Russia.
Graduated from the Far Eastern State University in 1976.
In 1976, he became his own correspondent for the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper in the construction zone of the Baikal-Amur Railway.
Since 1981, he worked as his own correspondent for the newspaper Sovetskaya Rossiya.
In 1985 he returned to the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” as a deputy editor of the department.
Later he was elected a member of the editorial board, then deputy editor-in-chief.
In 1992, the General Meeting of Shareholders elected him the Chief Executive Officer of the joint-stock company Komsomolskaya Pravda.
In 1994, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Shareholders of AOZT Komsomolskaya Pravda.
In May 1997, by the general meeting of shareholders, he was elected to the post of editor-in-chief of the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper – chairman of the board of directors.
Since 1998 – Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZAO Komsomolskaya Pravda.
Since April 29, 1999 – editor-in-chief of the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.
Member of the International Association of Publishers (WAN) since 1996.
Married, three children.
Orders and medals: 1981 – medal “For the construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline”, 1981 – medal – “For labor distinction”, 1985 – Order of the Badge of Honor, 1986 – laureate of the Lenin Komsomol Prize.
What is the cause of death of Vladimir Sungorkin
On September 14, 2022, TASS reported that Vladimir Sungorkin had died at the age of 68.
According to TASS sources, the cause of death was a stroke.
The Zvezda TV channel clarifies that Sungorkin died on September 14 during a motor rally in Primorsky Krai.
According to the BBC, Komsomolskaya Pravda is called Vladimir Putin’s favorite newspaper.
Sungorkin himself was Putin’s confidant in the presidential elections on March 18, 2018, and was considered one of the media managers closest to power.
In an interview with the Dozhd TV channel in 2012, Sungorkin explained his relationship with the Russian authorities as follows: “But I generally like Putin – yesterday, the day before yesterday, tomorrow.”
After the start of the war in Ukraine, Sungorkin, along with the general directors of TASS and the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company Sergey Mikhailov and Oleg Dobrodeev, were included in the EU sanctions list for “disinformation and manipulation of facts.”
“Vladimir Sungorkin disseminates and legitimizes the aggressive anti-Ukrainian and anti-Western propaganda of the Putin regime under the direct supervision of the Kremlin in one of the most popular media in Russia,” the EU document said.
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